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Eating Disorders

A condition that is characterized by a compulsive obsession with food or weight and an inability to accurately perceive one's physical appearance in which the individual may compulsively overeat, engage in eating binges which may or may not be followed by purging, refuse to eat or otherwise use food or the process of eating or not eating in a self-destructive manner.

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Impulse Control Disorders

Disorders that are characterized by the individual's inability to resist an impulse, drive or temptation to engage in behaviour that is harmful to the person or to others.

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Personality Disorders

Long-established and maladaptive personality traits that deviate markedly from the individual's culture; have resulted in significant impairments in personal, social or occupational functioning; or have caused suffering for the person and/or for others.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.

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